Brake pressure 2003 S430

Tiny
KELLYJARMSTRONG
  • 2003 MERCEDES BENZ S430
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 60,000 MILES

I changed the brake pads on a mercedes benz 2003 s430 (base). No problem changing pads but when I pumped the pedal to re-apply brake pressure the brakes didn't tighten up. Could I have air in the brake line some how? If so, How do I get it out?

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 AT 7:42 PM

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Tiny
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Was brake line removed? Bleeder opened?

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 AT 7:50 PM
Tiny
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The brake line was not removed. The brakes work they just feel really soft. I loosened the screws on one of the calipers but then quickly tightened it when I noticed brake fluid coming out. There was very little that came out. The more I pump the brakes while driving the better they work. When I press the brakes once they are very soft.

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 AT 9:03 PM
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Should be O.K. Then new pads will feel softer on pedal. The old ones get glazed and hard giving firm pedal.

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Friday, March 4th, 2011 AT 3:39 PM

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